31952c670e4068fc1e7b7e9faa2a7bd631c3bb90 — Tim Morgan 2 years ago 41e11fc
Use systemd instead of circadian
2 files changed, 39 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

A suspend-to-hibernate.service
M README.md => README.md +14 -2
@@ 59,6 59,18 @@ Test that hibernation works by running `sudo systemctl hibernate`. Wait a minute

## Automatically Hibernate When Idle

I want the tablet to hibernate after a period of inactivity, so I installed and configured [Circadian](https://github.com/mrmekon/circadian).
The system should enter a sort of "suspend" state (scare quotes because it's not really actually suspend) which saves some battery, but I wanted the system to hibernate after a longer period of inactivity. Below steps accomplish that:

In Gnome settings, I set the OS to suspend after 2 minutes of inactivity. As I mentioned above, this does not really suspend -- it blanks the screen and maybe disables wifi. Circadian is set to hibernate after 10 minutes of activity to further save the battery.
1. Add the following line to `/lib/systemd/system/suspend.target`:


1. Copy the `suspend-to-hibernate.service` file in this repo to `/etc/systemd/system/suspend-to-hibernate.service`.

1. Enable the service:

   sudo systemctl enable suspend-to-hibernate

A suspend-to-hibernate.service => suspend-to-hibernate.service +25 -0
@@ 0,0 1,25 @@
Description=delayed hibernation trigger
Conflicts=hibernate.target hybrid-suspend.target

ExecStart=-/bin/sh -c 'echo -n "alarm set for "; date +%%s -d+10minute | tee $WAKEALARM'
ExecStop=-/bin/sh -c '\
  alarm=$(cat $WAKEALARM); \
  now=$(date +%%s); \
  if [ -z "$alarm" ] || [ "$now" -ge "$alarm" ]; then \
     echo "hibernate triggered"; \
     systemctl hibernate; \
  else \
     echo "normal wakeup"; \
  fi; \
  echo 0 > $WAKEALARM; \